HEMET: One injured in 3-vehicle, chain reaction crash

The middle vehicle in the wreck sustained major damage. Robert Carter/Public Safety Incidents photo

HEMET – At least one person was injured in a three vehicle, chain reaction, traffic collision Thursday, Dec. 15. The accident happened in the area of Florida Avenue and Soboba Street in Hemet.

911 callers told emergency dispatchers the accident occurred when one vehicle, described as a small, light-colored coupe failed to stop for traffic and smashed into the first vehicle, described as a white Ford. The Ford was then propelled into a third vehicle, described as a red sedan.

City of Hemet and Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters, Hemet police officers, Riverside County sheriff’s deputies, and AMR medics responded to the scene of the accident.

The third vehicle in the collision sustained minor damage. Robert Carter/Public Safety Incidents photo

When they arrived, emergency first responders located three cars that had been involved in a chain reaction accident in the number one lane of Florida Avenue.

One victim was evaluated and treated at the scene. The victim declined further treatment.

Drug and/or alcohol intoxication have not been ruled out as contributing factors in this accident.

Riverside County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the cause of accident.

Anyone who witnessed this accident is encouraged to contact Riverside County sheriff’s deputies at (951) 791-3400. Callers can remain anonymous.

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Trevor Montgomery spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 12 – soon to be 13 – grandchildren.